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Frank S. Ferguson (access required)

Frank S. Ferguson of Chesterfield County died Nov. 24 after a long illness. He was 58. He had retired from the state attorney general’s office in late 2009, but continued to serve as counsel to the Virginia Lottery Department and ...

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VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

On Oct. 28, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked the license to practice law of Tina Elizabeth Orr of Norfolk for failing to comply with a requirement that she notify clients of a suspension imposed on May 17.

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Judge denies family motion in lax slaying case (access required)

CHARLOTTESVILLE — A Charlottesville judge says a former University of Virginia lacrosse player’s family can’t testify at any sentencing proceedings if they’re in the courtroom for his trial on murder charges. Lawyers for George Huguely had sought to lift a ...

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Former law firm bookkeeper sentenced for forgery (access required)

NORFOLK—A Virginia Beach woman has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for forging checks totaling more than half a million dollars from the account of a law firm where she worked as a bookkeeper. Diana Farmer-Forston pleaded guilty ...

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Virginia man surrenders in Vermont lesbian custody case (access required)

MONTPELIER, Vt.—A Virginia man who federal prosecutors say helped a woman leave the country with her daughter so she wouldn’t have to turn custody of the girl over to her former lesbian partner surrendered last week to face charges he ...

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Doc defends failure to diagnose case on causation, but loses – $2,650,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff alleged that defendant radiologist missed a left breast abnormality on a screening mammogram performed on Sept. 15, 2008. The plaintiff further alleged that the defendant failed to order follow-up imaging studies and/or a referral to a surgeon for ...

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Infection disputed, but case mediated for $295K – $295,000 Settlement (access required)

A 36-year-old school teacher developed acute gastroenteritis following a meal. The alleged infection was disputed. Plaintiff had a history of bulimia and depression. The case was settled at mediation. [11-T-160] Type of action: Personal injury Name of case: Confidential Special ...

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Identical twins were born prematurely and died – $375,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiffs alleged negligence by defendant radiologist and defendant obstetricians in their failure to diagnose and to treat in a timely fashion the twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) that the identical twins were experiencing in the womb. As a result, the ...

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Looking back on 2011: The year in legal news (access required)

The reversal of a 20-year-old noncompete case lead the case news from Virginia Lawyers in 2011. Much of the first half of year featured news from the General Assembly. Officials at the Virginia State Bar sparred with legislators over $5 ...

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